Globe and Mail Loving husband of Irma. Father to Susan, Neil (Joan), Jan (Tom) and Ian (Barbara). Grandfather to Allison, Adam, Katherine, Zoe, Ben, Rebecca, and Tara. Great- grandfather to Simon, Rowan, Theodore, Elias, and Hudson. Dad was a Professional Civil Engineer, a graduate of U of T. He became a fellow of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering in 1986 and the Engineering Institute of Canada in 2004. READ MORE
EIC The Engineering Institute of Canada is pleased to announce the winning recipients of its 2018 senior engineering awards and fellowship inductees. The senior awards of the EIC are the highest distinctions made by the Institute and are awarded to deserving members of its 12 constituent societies.READ MORE
CSCE La date de soumission des mises en candidature pour les Fellowships et les Prix carrière 2018 de la SCGC qui seront présentés au congrès annuel 2018 de la SCGC est prorogée au 10 janvier 2018. Les détails sont disponibles ICI.
Nouvelles, Université Québec. Le pont de Québec vu par un ingénieur, un historien et un homme d'affaires
Le pont de Québec, un sujet chaud depuis plusieurs années! Comment aider à le préserver pour un autre siècle? Merci à Mario Fafard, professeur au Département de génie civil et de génie des eaux, de nous aider à comprendre le passé, le présent et le futur de cette œuvre d'ingénierie monumentale!
Dans ce court documentaire d'une vingtaine de minutes, Radio-Canada réunit l'historien Michel L'Hébreux, l'ingénieur Mario Fafard et l'homme d'affaires Alain Aubut pour mettre en perspective l'importance du pont de Québec pour la région et les pistes de solutions quant à son avenir.
On June 30, 2017, the Governor General of Canada appointed CSCE member past president Dr. Mirza to the Order of Canada, recognizing his many and diverse contributions, which have made Canada a better country; this is the highest civilian honour that can be bestowed on a Canadian citizen.
CSCE The "Building Canada" poster display created by the CSCE History Committee and the Ottawa Section has completed its viewing during the Canada150 celebrations at Ottawa City Hall. Its next stop will be in Halifax under the sponsorship of Halifax Water for a number of local events after which it will be available for other events in Atlantic Canada. The cost will be shipping charges and a suggested $100 contribution for poster replacement fund. To schedule future viewings and more information please contact the history committee chair, Alistair MacKenzie.
Enhanced Member Services / Bonification des services
The CSCE 2018 Local Organizing Committee is delighted to invite you to attend and become a Partner in the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering in Fredericton.
Becoming a Supporter of the 2018 CSCE Annual Conference has many benefits whether you are a conference partner or a trade show exhibitor.
The CSCE Annual Conference offers a variety of opportunities to increase your organization’s visibility with leaders in engineering research, development and innovation as well as practicing professionals. It is expected to attract 500+ decision-makers and senior managers from the private and public sectors of Canada’s civil engineering industry. READ MORE Should you need more information about the conference please visit: www.csce2018.ca
CSCE From November 1, 2017:
The 10th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, SMSB – X, will take place in Quebec City, Canada in July – August 2018. The SMSB Conference has been organized under the auspices of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, CSCE, and is held every four years in one of the Canadian Cities. It has traditionally provided a worldwide state-of-the-art forum on all aspects of short and medium span bridges. The earlier conferences, with the latest held in Calgary (2014), had significant international representation. The conference includes planning, design, construction and management of short and medium span bridges. The SMSB series of conferences is a premier forum to share knowledge and provide guidance for future developments. The conference is sponsored by many engineering organizations.
CSCE Did you know that you can become a student member of the CSCE for free? Your student membership will remain active until graduation at which point you will automatically become an Associate Member at no cost to you. This will allow you to explore the benefits after school for the rest of the calendar year, including taking part in the new CSCE Mentorship Program. At the end of the year, you will be sent an invoice to continue as an Associate Member. Take advantage of this program by signing up as a student member today!
SCGC Saviez-vous que vous pouvez devenir membre étudiant de la SCGC sans aucun frais? Votre adhésion à titre d'étudiant restera active jusqu'à l'obtention de votre diplôme. Vous deviendrez alors Membre associé automatiquement et toujours sans frais. Cela vous permettra d'explorer les privilèges de membre après vos études pour le reste de l'année civile, y compris une participation au nouveau programme de mentorat de la SCGC. À la fin de l'année, vous serez invités à régler des frais d'adhésion pour maintenir votre statut de Membre associé. Profitez de ce programme en devenant membre étudiant aujourd'hui !
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CBC News Halifax councillors plan to take a closer look at construction noise in residential neighbourhoods.
The city's current noise bylaw was last updated in 1999. It states that construction on weekdays is permitted between 7 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., on Saturdays between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. and on Sundays and holidays between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
A south-end residents advocacy group has been pushing to get those hours reduced.READ MORE
Government of Ontario Ontario is continuing progress to introduce high speed rail to the Toronto-Windsor corridor, which will cut people's travel times and create new opportunities for workers, businesses and families.
Ontario issued a Request for Bids (RFB) today to develop the environmental assessment terms of reference for the Kitchener-Waterloo to London portion of the corridor. READ MORE
Ottawa Citizen The infrastructure levy proposed by eight councillors ahead of Wednesday’s 2018 budget vote has turned up the volume on the grumbling over the mayor’s two per cent tax promise.
It’s safe to expect a pile-on by councillors who oppose adding another 0.5 per cent to the already-planned two per cent property tax increase. Many have been on social media and radio programs dumping on the infrastructure tax proposal, even accusing some of the backers of political grandstanding before the next municipal election in October 2018.READ MORE
Globe and Mail For the first time in its 96-year history, Toronto Transit Commission trains are about to start carrying passengers outside present city limits.
The Toronto-York Spadina subway extension (TYSSE) went into regular service on Sunday, 11 years after the province sprang the plan on the TTC. It's the first expansion of the TTC subway system since 2002 and marks a turning point for the agency. Outgoing leader Andy Byford, who stayed to see the line open, believes Toronto needs to prioritize future projects on "demonstrable need" over "speculative" ones. But that advice will have to compete with the growing power of the suburbs, and the eagerness of Queen's Park to court them.READ MORE
Global News The last few months have been challenging for some businesses on Cartier Avenue in Pointe-Claire, in Montreal's West Island.
Construction on the northern portion of the road has been ongoing for months, but was delayed after the contractor filed for bankruptcy protection.READ MORE
CTV News via The Canadian Press A board director for the new federal infrastructure financing agency is temporarily stepping down from his post to take on a top executive job in the organization.
Bruno Guilmette was appointed last month to the board of directors of the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
The agency says Guilmette will become interim chief investment officer to oversee officials reviewing project proposals and crafting deals essentially letting the agency start doing what the federal government envisioned it would.READ MORE
TBS Newswatch The new $19-million building on Confederation College is on target to be finished during the coming months and to be ready for the start of the next school year.
Construction on the Technology, Education and Collaboration (TEC) Hub, which is connected to the McIntyre Building near the William Street entrance to the campus, has progressed throughout the year to the point where it is now fully enclosed.
Confederation College president Jim Madder said the 45,000-square-foot space will allow the school to enhance its industry skills and sustainability instruction, advanced manufacturing technology and innovation and incubation.READ MORE
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